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Dragons Among Them
     

Dragons Among Them

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by Kyra Jacobs
 

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Two secret worlds. One unstoppable passion. A fiery secret that could destroy them all.

Kingdoms of Fire and Ice, Book 1

Prince Zayne Godfrey, heir to Edana’s throne, is betrothed to the lone princess of rival kingdom Forath. While his heart is not in the arranged marriage, he will do his royal duty.

When he finds a

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Two secret worlds. One unstoppable passion. A fiery secret that could destroy them all.

Kingdoms of Fire and Ice, Book 1

Prince Zayne Godfrey, heir to Edana’s throne, is betrothed to the lone princess of rival kingdom Forath. While his heart is not in the arranged marriage, he will do his royal duty.

When he finds a beautiful stranger cornered by a pack of wolves, he doesn’t hesitate to shift into his golden dragon form to save her. She thanks him by taking one look at him and fainting dead away.

Photographer Adelaide Miller is in England for a career-making shoot when a bizarre jogging mishap lands her in a dangerous, medieval-like world of royals, wizards and dragon-shifting men. Her first instinct is to find her way back, but the fire-breathing prince intent on protecting her threatens to melt her heart.

Zayne’s burning passion for Adelaide not only jeopardizes the fragile peace between two kingdoms, it uncovers a ruthless plot to destroy his family. Remaining together may change Adelaide’s very definition of home—and expose one searing secret that could forever shift the balance of power in Zayne’s world.

Warning: If you smell smoke upon opening this book, please don’t dial 9-1-1. That’s just the hero and heroine burning up the pages. Uncork a chilled bottle of mead and enjoy!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619234406
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/19/2016
Series:
Kingdoms of Fire and Ice , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
597,958
File size:
1 MB

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Dragons Among Them 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
LynnLTX More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Dragon Shifter books so I requested this one by Kyra Jacobs. Addie Miller is an American who goes to England for a photography assignment and while there, falls down the rabbit whole, or in this case, an embankment and ends up in another time and place. The kingdom of Edana and its rival Forath are medieval in nature. Addie is saved from a pack of wolves by a golden dragon who also happens to be Prince Zayne. He is immediately captivated by Addie; however, he is already betrothed to the rival kingdom's Princess Rosalind who has some nefarious plans. Not surprisingly, Addie takes awhile to adjust to this sudden change of not only place, but style of living. She's a likeable heroine for the most part and her interactions with Zayne are pleasantly entertaining. Readers who like this type of fairy tale re-imagined read will enjoy Zayne and Addie's love story as well as the plots and plans of the various Kings, Queen, and witches and wizards who inhabit this far away land. ARC provided by NetGalley
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good book, and a decent length. Interesting world building. Zayne and Addie's story ends, with the possibility of continuing the story following other characters. I would read the next one. It would be interesting to learn about the ice dragons that were very briefly mentioned.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Dragons Among Them,  Kyra Jacobs Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance, Sci-fi and Fantasy Kyra’s a new-to-me author so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this, but it sounded fun, set in UK – and as a UK resident that’s always fun, and Dragons – well, “real” fantasy creatures there! Sadly though I read it all and enjoyed parts it wasn’t really a series for me. It felt very like a YA read but with some spicy, sensual sex added. I do read some YA, some transcend age groupings but this just felt very simplistic to me, with really only a Will the Prince get the Girl plot. I wanted more depth, more complex plots but its wasn’t to be. That's fine though – we all want different things and just because I didn’t enjoy this book doesn’t mean its not a good read – I can see on goodreads its got a slew of five star reviews already, so clearly others love it and I’m pleased for them. I didn’t feel the Passion – lust yes, but I need to feel more than that. I wanted more from the backgrounds of each character, more understanding of how and why they reacted as they did. I didn’t feel Addie would just give up everything for love just like that, its a totally different world and a huge risk, so I needed a more secure connection between them. Its one I thought I’d love but sadly just an OK, forgettable read for me. Stars: Two and a half to three, not quite good, more just OK for me. Remember though its five star for many others,its a personal taste issue not a reflection of quality. ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers
TheGenreMinxBookReviews More than 1 year ago
“Helena shifted her gaze to the glossy red wax seal stamped upon the rolled parchment and brushed a trembling finger across the intricate design. Had her plan been discovered? She drew in a deep breath and opened the scroll. Three words greeted her: It is done.” Adelaide Miller is a photographer with a past she would soon rather forget. She has bet it all on a gig that lands her on English soil. A near vehicular collision occurs and Adelaide finds herself in an alternate universe that is beyond her comprehension. Down a proverbial rabbit hole, Adelaide is confronted with a reality that she finds she must choose to accept or deny. Prince Zayne Godfrey, heir apparent to kingdom of Edana, is betrothed to the Princess of Forath in order to secure peace between their rival kingdoms. While hunting deer in his soon to be in-laws forest he hears something unexpected, a woman screaming in fear. Upon investigation, at the very sight of the damsel in distress, he finds himself immersed in a sensation so foreign to him that he loses all self-control and transforms into his dragon form. A modern woman transported to a medieval dimension that is beyond believable with its wizards and shape-shifting men. A man in the grip of an untenable marriage arrangement and shackled by his sense of duty. Together, can they discover the truth about the burning passion they have become a slave to? To explore that passion could cause the demise for the two kingdoms on the brink of war. It could also be the catalyst that leads to the truth that can set them free. The first book in the Kingdoms of Fire and Ice series is a fairy tale told in an honest voice with flawed characters. I will say that it is definitely an ‘R’ rated fairy tale, so know that going in. Bringing the real world to the fantasy was fairly well done. I say fairly well because I found myself pondering the reality of what the author was writing instead of being so caught up that the story was just reality for me. The prince is portrayed, as you would expect a real prince to be, not some chaste ken doll waiting for his true love. I love how the story shows you his nature and yet there is something about his finding Adelaide that makes this situation a bit different. Adelaide as a character is adorable. She is a loner with a lifetime of hurt that is used to being let down but she is not broken. I wish that we had been able to know her background a little better. The parts we do see are sad and help a little to know her but as a main character I felt that the emotional connection I had with her was at a sub-character level. I will say though, all the characters have dimension and play an important part in the overall story. It is a fantasy with magic, suspense, mystery, betrayal, sweet and wicked sex oh yeah a little romance too, wink, wink and has many surprise twists. There are also openings that would allow for deeper backstories on the characters, which I will admit that I am curious to know. The story itself is really wonderful and very different and you will not be disappointed if you read because it has it all! Also, have you seen the cover? Right?? Love it!
RhennaMorgan More than 1 year ago
The only thing better than a rock solid, twisty-turvy fantasy romance is to add dragons! Given I knew going in that Kyra's book would have both, I was pretty sure I'd enjoy it, but WHOA...what a ride. All the earmarks fantasy romances lovers look for are there--travel between realms, suspensful plots, waring kingdoms, and sweeping romance! Oh, did I mention DRAGONS? And a gold one at that. As for the romance, the story between Addie and Zayne was beautiful. I love the fact that their romance was less about conjured emotional angst between the two of them, and more a case of the two of them against the world. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how this series continues and watching for other fantasy/paranormal titles from Kyra.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Dragons Among Them was a highly imaginative dragon shifter fantasy. Modern day photographer, Adelaide is transported to another realm where life is much more medieval. Dragons shifters walk this realm and Zayne just happens to be a prince to one of their lands. A plot against Zayne’s kingdom of Edana threatens to destroy the peace Zayne’s family is hopeful to secure, while Adelaide’s presences disrupts the arranged marriage between Zayne and a princess from the land they wish to secure with Zayne’s marriage. I am a huge shifter reading fan and dragons happen to be one of my favorite shifting topics. I found Jacobs take very unique and interesting but I did feel the relationship between Zayne and Adelaide was pretty much insta-love. Magic, mayhem and mishaps all make for enjoyable reading but the searing and sweltering chemistry lights up pages with passion. I received this ARC copy of Dragons Among Them from Samhain Publishing in exchange for a honest review.
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
Rating 4.5 Stars Dragons Among Them is the very first book in the brand new series Kingdom of Fire and Ice by Kyra Jacobs. This is also the first book I have read by Ms. Jacobs. This book was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review by the author. The first thing I want to say about this book is, lets just all take a moment and stare at the cover. “Sigh.” That is what first drew me to this one. I couldn’t help but to be captured by that image of the woman encircled in the protection of her dragon. Adelaide (Addie) Miller has always had an eye for the camera. It was her escape from her not so wonderful life growing up. Now she is ready to start her career. She secured a sports photo shoot in England so she spent everything she had to obtain the plane ticket. This will be her big break. To calm her nerves the day before the shoot she goes for a run. But a swerving car sends her careening down a hill. The woods she finds herself in don’t look at all familiar and while trying to find her way back to the road, she finds herself surrounded by a pack of very hungry looking wolves. But, before they have a chance to make her their midday snack, a huge golden dragon swoops in and saves her. Prince Zayne Godfrey of Edana is the only child to the King and Queen. Edana has been at war with Forath for as long as he can remember. In order to secure peace between the kingdoms, Zayne has been betrothed to the only daughter of the King of Forath. This is a forced marriage, there are no feelings involved. Princess Rosalind is actually a very cold, calculating woman and Zayne fears it will only be a matter of time until his heart hardens as well. But it is his duty to secure peace for his people. He is out hunting when he hears the scream. When he sees the woman surrounded by wolves, the change is instantaneous. Zayne changes into a beautiful golden dragon. What he can’t understand is that the change has never come upon him before without him causing it. This was instant. But then one look at him by the beautiful maiden with the flowing blond hair and she fainted dead away. Addie has no idea where she is when she awakens. This foreign place has no electricity, they wear strange clothing and speak in a strange way. And Addie seems just as strange to them with her attire and very strange looking slippers (running shoes.) But Addie and Zayne are drawn together, whether they like it or not. “Addie was the sun that warmed his cool heart, the air that breathed life into his very soul.” “He must save her. He must protect her. He must have her.” With every story there must be a villain and this book has a doozy. Rosalind, Princess of Forath. Rosalind wants one thing and one thing only, power. She will do whatever she has to do to get what she wants. Right now she wants the peasant maiden that seems to have captured her betrothed’s attention dead. I really fell in love with this book. The connection between Addie and Zayne was so cute. He is entranced by her and her beautiful spirit. Still, though, he vows to help her to find her way home. But the powers that be have something else in mind as things don’t happen the way they were planned. The more time these two spend together, the harder it will be for them to say good-bye. There are plenty of twists and surprises as well. As the story progresses, the author completely took me by surprise. By the end of the book, you will completely understand everything. You just have to be patient.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
5 - A life for a life. Stars! Sometimes a book comes out of left-field, slaps you round the head, and leaves you with an unexpected book hangover. Dragons Among Them is a book I wholeheartedly put into that category, and I cannot wait to read more from this series. Not really sitting in any one genre, the story has element of PNR and Fantasy about it, moving between modern day Britain and the Kingdoms of Edana and Forath. Dragons, wizards and magic are abound, and when Adelaide Miller suddenly stumbles through a portal into the realm whilst out jogging one morning, she gets more than a few shocks and surprises. "There are things lurking in the neighboring woods far more dangerous than I." Immediately cornered by a pack of wolves Addie is then rescued by a dragon, not your normal everyday occurrence when out for a jog in leafy Watford. Little does she know that the Dragon is actually Prince Zayne Godfrey, heir to the throne of Edana, and that they are both part of a much bigger and more elaborate plan. "I’m nothing in your world…" "You’re everything in my world." Told from various points of view, this is a story that pulls you in, there is more than just the forbidden love aspect building between Zayne and Addie, being promised to a Princess from the neighboring kingdom of Forath, puts a little bit of a spanner in the relationship growing between him and Addie. But treachery is also afoot, with other enemies trying to bring about his downfall, and possibly war between the kingdoms. Add in a meddlesome mother, a mysterious wizard and a whole host of interesting plot twists and Kyra Jacobs managed to keep me on my toes pretty much up until the end of the book. "You have a pure heart… ’Tis a rare and beautiful quality, and not one I often encounter." The beauty of this story is in the reading and discovering it for yourself, I don’t want to say much more for fear of giving away anything important. But if you are looking for something a little different, really entertaining, with plenty of sexy-times and a bit of intrigue and mystery, then Dragons Among Them certainly ticks all of those boxes. "You had to go and pick yourself a meek one." There is a huge amount of scope with this series, and I am interested to see where the author takes us next with the next book in the Kingdoms of Fire and Ice series; Dragons Against Them is due in August, and I am really looking forward to continuing the adventure. ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was my absolute pleasure to provide the above honest review.